Knox Citizen Voices Concern Over Heavy Trucks on Henry Drive

A member of the public voiced her concern about large trucks traveling on Henry Drive during the citizen’s comments portion of Tuesday night’s Knox City Council Meeting.

The resident said she understands that there are certain larger city vehicles that must come down that way, but she feels heavier semis that frequent the street are contributing to a road issue.

The resident of Henry Drive stated, “I noticed there is a huge crack that’s getting bigger and bigger and bigger from the big trucks going down. And I know that the garbage truck has to go down the street but there are big semis and delivery trucks, so why can’t they go on 8?”

Mayor Dennis Estok commented that those drivers should be utilizing 8, rather than the city street. Councilman Don Kring suggested checking to see if it’s the same drivers who are taking that route and alerting them that using that road is not permitted.

She asked if street superintendent Jeff Borg could take a look at the crack that has formed on Henry Drive. Mayor Estok said they would alert Borg of the issue and will work to come up with a solution to keep trucks from utilizing that road.

On a related note, Mayor Estok told council members to take a look at the roads in their jurisdictions and asked them to start making lists of potential Community Crossings projects for next year.